Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Strawberry Jam Filled Cupcakes

Cupcakes, although we love them very much but since started baking for friends, we have been loaded with 1 or 2 of those extras from each batch of baking that over a period of time it no longer is a pleasure but a pressure to finish them.

So for a change, I decided to bake some cupcakes filled with strawberry jam. Strawberry jam is the only jam that never cease to appear in my fridge. I readily have them to please my occasional crave for scones which I think must have been acquired along with the English that I learnt from England during my school days. I must say that where scones are concern, I am as arrogant and proud of them as the British. My hubby can't stand the way I insist on how a scone should be splitted into half and only served with whipped cream and strawberry jam. If only clotted cream is readily available.............

Back to the cupcakes. Although in this instance I used strawberry jam, but any other jam will do according to individuals preference. As for the cupcake, I used the easy and quick Madeira Cake recipe.

250g butter
4 large eggs
160g castor sugar
250g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp vanilla essence

Strawberry Jam

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence till light and fluffy.
Mix in eggs, one at a time. Beating well after each addition.
Then fold flour into cake mixture.
Fill paper cup with 1 tbsp of cake batter and make a small well in the middle of the batter.
Spoon 1 tsp of strawberry jam into the well.
Cover the jam with another tbsp of cake batter.
Bake in oven pre-heated to 160C for 15 to 20 minutes.

Note : Cool cupcakes completely before serving as the strawberry jam is burning hot immediately after baking.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe and the cupcakes makes me drooling d. Hihihi... hey check out my blog there is a tag for u.

All Precious Moments said...

Hi Ling, I admire your patience and effort on baking. I gotta know your blog through a friend, Jennifer. I love your cupcakes. Really nice and cute, can't bear to eat them!

teckiee said...

i think the floggers need to hold more potlucks... so you can do some bakes for us!

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh this look so nice,and the fillings awesome!

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh this look so nice,and the fillings awesome!

The Caked Crusader said...

Great minds must think alike - I'm planning on making some scones in the not-to-distant future. I guess I'm lucky that I shall have clotted cream with them!

Lovely cupcakes - jam and spongs is such a perfect combination.


Ling's Passion said...

suesue : Thanks for tagging me. Will do later, need to think.

all precious moments : Thanks for dropping by. I didn't know I had the patience until I started. If I can do it, surely you can, too.

teckiee : This time round will surely bring some cupcakes for floggers meet.

big boys oven : Thanks :)

caked crusader : I am envious thinking about your scones with clotted cream......

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum! Looks so moist and delish with the strawberry jam.

wmw said...

Strawberry-Good! Cupcakes-Good! Strawberry Filled Cupcakes - Double Whammy Good! LOL!

Ling's Passion said...

little corner : This is not only moist but also very rich. Lots of butter....

wmw : double whammy to the body fat, too

Anonymous said...

Hi, stumbled upon your blog by chance. Just made the strawberry jam filled cupcakes and this is definitely a keeper.

Will be posting the photo on face book and do you mind if I put a link to your site? Thanks again for the great recipe.

Ling's Passion said...

chien : Thanks for dropping by. Glad you like the cupcakes. No problem linking to your facebook, in fact is a great honour. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks Ling!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, how many cupcakes does this recipe yield? I am dying to try it out for my daughters birthday party!

Ling's Passion said...

Hi Anonymous, thanks for dropping by my blog. This recipe yields about 18 muffin size cupcakes.